Programme (PDF)
See ToursPre-tours in Iceland
16:00 - 20:00Set up at venue and registration for exhibitorsHöllin – Akureyri Sports Hall
08:00 - 10:00Travel Mart - B2B meetings (Exhibitor only)Höllin - Akureyri Sports Hall
08:00 - 09:00Set-up of exhibition Stands
09:00 - 10:00B2B meetings Exhibitor to Exhibitor
08:30 - 10:00Official Opening of Vestnorden Travel Mart 2018 and country presentations (all participants are welcome)
Welcoming words:
Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director, Visit Iceland at Promote Iceland
Hof - Cultural and Conference Center
08:30 - 08:40Speech: Mrs. Eliza Reid
First Lady of Iceland, United Nations Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
08:40 - 09:00Promote Iceland:
María Björk Gunnarsdóttir, Manager at Visit Iceland
09:00 - 09:20Visit Faroe Islands:
Guðrið Højgaard, Director General, Visit Faroe Islands
09:20 - 09:40Visit Greenland:
Julia Pars, Managing Director, Visit Greenland
09:40 - 10:10Press meeting: Q & A for international and domestic press
10:00 - 13:10Travel Mart - B2B meetings - (Buyers / Exhibitors)Höllin - Akureyri Sports Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee and refreshments
10:30 - 13:10B2B meetings
13:30 - 19:00Travel Mart Tours - networking and sightseeing for Buyers and Exhibitors
Tour admission is based on registration in advance.
Meeting point for all Travel Mart Tours is in front of Höllin, lunch pack will be provided in the foyer before departure. Drop off will either be at Hof in time for Get-together, or at Höllin, depending on returning time.
19:00 - 21:00Get-together by invitation of City of AkureyriHof - Cultural and Conference Center
19:00 - 21:00Reception with welcome speeches, refreshments, food, wine and networking.
08:30 - 15:30Travel Mart - B2B meetingsHöllin - Akureyri Sports Hall
08:30 - 10:10B2B meetings
10:10 - 10:30Coffee and refreshments
10:30 - 11:50B2B meetings
12:00 - 13:10Lunch - different restaurants in Akureyri
Meeting point for lunch is in front of Höllin.
Departure with buses at 12:00 and back at 13:10.
13:30 - 15:30B2B meetingsHöllin - Akureyri Sports Hall
19:30 - 01:00Farewell Dinner
Pre-drink with canapé, 3 course dinner with wine, entertainment and dance.
See general information for provided transport.
Höllin - Akureyri Sports Hall
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The capital of the North

Akureyri is situated in north-east Iceland, in one of the longest fjords in the country and is surrounded by mountains reaching 1000-1500 m. The Arctic Circle in only 60 km north of Akureyri but still the climate is mild, with summer temperatures up to 25°C and winter temperatures in average around 0˚C.

Akureyri is the second largest urban area after the capital area of Reykjavík, with a population of about 18.500. Akureyri is the centre of trade and services in northern Iceland. It is also a town of culture and education, building on a firm foundation.

Akureyri is a popular tourist destination for short or long visits. The town offers a wide range of activities and interesting places e.g. notable museums, the world’s most northerly botanic garden, one of Iceland’s most popular swimming facilities, 18-hole golf course, the best skiing area in the country, good hiking trails and free city bus. Our guests can choose between varied accommodation and excellent range of restaurants, some of which specialise in local food.

The town is also a good base for many of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders as waterfalls, volcanic areas and canyons as well as exciting activities as river rafting, hiking, fishing, whale watching and horse riding.




Cultural and Conference Center

Hof Cultural Centre is located in the centre of Akureyri and is one of the town’s landmarks. The main entrance of Hof faces northwest, but you can also enter the building from the southeast end. The house has a view in all directions.

Hof Cultural Center / MAK
600 Akureyri
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Akureyri Sports Hall


Akureyri Sports Hall is a multi purpose facility that offers a wide range of options when it comes to sports events, conferences, events and gatherings of all sorts.

Akureyri Sports Hall / “Höllin”
Skólastíg 1
600 Akureyri
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